Tips for Organising A Successful Bavarian Oompah Night from leading German Oompah Band, The Bierkeller Schunklers!
A Party night in the style of a traditional German Bavarian Oompah Band playing songs and music you know very well with a lot of fun!
Tell them it’s a Bavarian Oompah event with lots of audience involvement. Don’t keep it a secret. Invite them to dress up – it adds to the fun!
Make sure that it is an appropriate size for the number of guests you have invited. Don’t book a large venue for 60 guests as you will lose atmosphere.
Pick the best, contact The Bierkeller Schunklers German Oompah Band! Select a band with excellent testimonials, and/or ask for video footage of the band in action. Ask your band for photographs that you can send out with your invitations or a poster template.
Long rows leading away from the Band/stage area. The audience sit sideways to the Band.
Make sure the rows have sufficient space between them for people to be able to get in/out of their chairs safely and with ease. Consider disabled access.
Ensure that your band can play suitable background music when they are not on stage. You might want some disco music at the end. Ask if they can do this.
Decide on the food you would like to offer your guests during the interval. Your band should have many suggestions.
For evening events, invite your guests for 7.30pm with an 8.oopm start. The band will usually start at 8.15pm/8.30pm because there are always late-comers!
Ask the band if they will allow you to use a microphone for speeches, raffles etc and schedule these carefully around the bands’ performances.
On the night, sit back, relax and enjoy yourself with your guests. Let the band do the work!